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Alouette-III taking off. Each air force base contains one rescue squadron with mix of

Mi-171/Alouette helicopters.


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Alouette-III undergoing maintenance at Mushaf AB.

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Alouette-III single-engine, light utility helicopter has Service ceiling of 3,200 m (10,500 ft).


Few Alouette-III were inducted in PAF in the

late 60s for Search & Rescue duties replacing

H-19s and HH-43s.


Alouette-III on a SAR training mission. In casualty evacuation role two stretcher patients and two otherpersons can be carried in addition to the pilot.

Alouette-III making a landing approach.

Alouette-III on a training mission.


Alouette landing after a routine flight.


Alouette-III parked at Risalpur base tarmac.

Helicopter Flying School Alouette
flying over Tarbela Dam.



Alouette pilots during hot scramble.

Alouette-III has been extensively used by Pak Army in the Northern Areas, a number of foreign mountaineers have also been rescued

Seen in the photo is an air to sea rescue hoist, mounted on the port side of the fuselage, which could be used to uplift patients and pilots beyond the enemy lines.

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